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Texas State University

Program in Communication Studies

San Marcos, TX

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Overview

Texas State University / Program in Communication Studies is located in San Marcos, TX, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 22

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

34
Applied
24
Accepted
18
Enrolled
71%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
90
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 15th October 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Baccalaureate degree from regionally-accredited institution with minimum GPA of 3.2 in last 60 hours of undergraduate course work, 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 78
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$14,930
Tuition & Fees
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

41
Total Graduate Students
7%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 17.07%
Black or African American 14.63%
White or Caucasian 58%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.44%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (48%)
Female (51%)

Faculty

15
Total faculty
Full-time - 14
Part-time - 1
Male (4)
Female (11)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Interpersonal and health communication processes (e.g., social support, social influence, conflict) within romantic and family relationships; political campaign rhetoric, the construction of gender in public discourse, historical political debates, and freedom of speech issues; to understand how people learn about and feel part of organizations; how we understand ourselves in relationship to work, how communication of difference impacts our organizational, health, and life experiences, and how c
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
243,342

Location & Contact

Address 601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX  78666
United States
Contact Dr. Lindsay Timmerman
Graduate Adviser
Email: lindsayt@txstate.edu
Phone: 512-245-3139
Fax: 512-245-3138

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